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Plum Pretty Crushes Sunland Oaks Field

Overwhelming favorite Plum Pretty lived up to her top billing with a devastating 25-length tally in Sunday's Grade 3 Sunland Park Oaks.

Icelain Diva briefly held the advantage through a quarter in :23.06. Plum Pretty assumed command after a half in :46.83 and six furlongs in 1:11.23.

She opened up by 10-lengths in the lane and kept pouring it on, stopping the clock in 1:43.18 under Martin Garcia.

Paloma Mesa rallied to finished a clear 2nd and was followed across the line by Formal Plan, Golden Springs, Cassy Sue, and Icelain Diva.

Plum Pretty is a 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro out of A.P. Indy mare Lisza. She is trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Peachtree Stable. She paid $2.10 to win.

Southern California invader Plum Pretty began her career with a head synthetic sprint victory at Oak Tree/Hollywood in October. Her previous two 2011 starts resulted in a pair of show finishes in the Santa Ynez and Las Virgenes, both at Santa Anita Park.

 
 

 

What the Nation is saying about Plum Pretty Crushes Sunland Oaks Field...

Plum Pretty's 100 BSF in the Sunland Oaks is the best stakes route fig by a 3yo filly this year.

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